Emerald Brothers were recognised as Queensland's Good Sports Club of the Year for inspiring positive change and building a healthy, family-friendly club.
The Good Sports program is nationally funded by the Australian government and works with local sporting clubs to build a healthier sporting nation. Almost 10,000 clubs across Australia are taking part in the program that promotes community inclusiveness.
Emerald Brothers Secretary Lyn Brown said joining the Good Sports program has been hugely beneficial for the club.
“Emerald Brothers are a bunch of cricket tragics who are passionate about our sport, but equally if not more passionate about our club. We call it our ‘Brothers Family’,” Ms Brown said.
“We joined Good Sports because we were wanting to implement no smoking policies and also saw the benefits of policies for when we serve alcohol at senior games. One of the biggest boons has been the focus on healthy eating and hydration which is so important in our summer sport, where the thermometer often rises above 40 degrees,” Ms Brown added.
Emerald Brothers Cricket Club has reached the highest level of the Good Sports program, implementing policies around alcohol management, tobacco and safe transport. It is also committed to providing a positive and supportive environment for junior players and promoting healthy food and drinks.
More details on the Good Sports Awards can be found here.